Naturopathic Doctor & Lactation Consultant
Laura's passion for health equity, parental health and newborn care led her down her path to become a Naturopathic Doctor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She did her lactation training with Dr. Jack Newman in Toronto from 2012-2013.
Laura's clinical focus in her private practice is with parents in the postpartum period, guiding them with feeding support and promoting infant mental health. She believes that there are ways we can honour ourselves as new parents while also honouring the unique needs of our tiny humans. Laura also believes that our parenting practises, expectations, and norms today have been heavily influenced by a history of patriarchal, colonial, linear ways of thinking that are not serving parents and future generations. We have a long way to go.
Outside of patient care, she serves on the Board of Directors with Naturopaths Without Borders and trains health workers in Ethiopia and in Haiti in the area lactation.
Infant Mental Health Training with the Hospital for Sick Children
Self-Regulation and Early Childhood Development with the Mehrit Centre & Dr. Shanker